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L. David Russell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Manhattan Beach, CA

Russell Law, PC
1500 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 500
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 323-922-2644
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018, 2020
Licensed in California Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (50%), Consumer Law (20%), Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%), Employment Litigation: Defense (10%), Intellectual Property Litigation (10%)
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Attorney Profile

L. David Russell is the principal attorney at Russell Law, PC, a boutique litigation firm in Manhattan Beach, California. Mr. Russell has over a decade of legal experience as a litigator and trial lawyer before state and federal courts and arbitration panels.  He specializes in handling business disputes (including breach of contract cases), employment disputes (including claims of discrimination and wrongful termination), consumer law disputes (including mislabeling and deceptive advertising cases), and intellectual property disputes (including copyright and trademark cases).  Mr. Russell also has significant experience pursuing claims against state and federal governments, including one case where his team recovered over $300 million from the State of California.

Before founding Russell Law, PC, Mr. Russell worked as a partner at an Am-Law 100 "Big Law" firm.  After that, he worked as Assistant General Counsel at a Fortune 200 company.  Mr. Russell prides himself on still bringing the same high level of legal work clients expect from large, international law firms in a smaller and more efficient setting.  Unlike many larger law firms, where a junior attorney may take the lead, Mr. Russell personally supervises all cases.  Mr. Russell also keeps in frequent communication with his clients to ensure that they are informed about their cases every step of the way.

Mr. Russell graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor’s degree in 2002. He went on to earn his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 2008.  Mr. Russell is qualified to practice law before all California state and federal courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th and 9th Circuits.  An active member of his legal community, he belongs to the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers ,and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

Involvement with his local community is important to Mr. Russell. He serves on the Vista Del Mar Leadership Advisory Board and the California Minority Counsel Program, as well as other local organizations.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 20%Consumer Law
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Intellectual Property Litigation
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Consumer Protection, Fraud, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation


2 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018, 2020

About L. David Russell

First Admitted: 2008, California

Professional Webpage:


  • "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers (Business Litigation, Consumer Litigation, Employment Litigation), 2021
  • Jenner & Block "Mentorship Award," 2015
  • "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers (Business Litigation, Entertainment & Sports, Appellate), 2013-2018, 2020

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Vista Del Mar Leadership Advisory Board

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional - United States (CIPP/US)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member, 2011-Present
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow, 2016
  • John M. Langston Bar Association, Member, 2011-Present
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member, 2016 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Educational Background

  • The University of Chicago Law School, 2008
  • Columbia University, B.A., 2002
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Office Location for L. David Russell

1500 Rosecrans Ave
Suite 500
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Phone: 323-922-2644

Last Updated: 7/13/2021

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